with Janet Colli, Ph.D. & Thomas Beck, Ph.D.


In professional partnership for over twenty years, the joint endeavors of Drs. Janet Colli and Thomas Beck seek to enrich the quality of life and advance intellectual discovery. Together, they explore the frontiers of human consciousness.

With a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Union Institute & University, Dr. Janet Colli researches the role of trauma in entering transpersonal realms. Dr. Colli is uniquely able to bridge clinical and transpersonal psychology. Professionally, she is licensed in Washington state and has been in private practice for 20 years.
Dr. Thomas Beck received his Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology from The Union Institute & University. Professionally, Dr. Beck has helped people for over twenty years to integrate transformational experience—a radical restructuring of the psyche on a higher level of functioning.


Janet and Thomas met at Ohio State University where they respectively earned undergraduate degrees in philosophy and psychology. They discovered their mutual love of extraordinary experience when they read of Betty Andreasson's “close encounter,” which they deemed an authentic mystical experience.

Janet earned a master's degree in Western analytical philosophy at Claremont Graduate School. However, her interests veered to Benjamin Whorf's hypothesis that Indo-European languages shape our view of reality; the effects of language deprivation on brain development in feral and severely neglected children; and the mystic's ineffable or wordless interior silence. Eschewing an academic career in philosophy, Janet had begun to study Jungian psychology when she was forced to find direct access to the subtle realm—where healing originates. The path to healing from cancer came in the form of a dream of dolphins.

Janet: Dolphins—embodying bliss beyond ego—were the perfect agents of transformation. I saw my cancer as a call to a deeper level of love. Though I had planned to forgo allopathic medicine and heal through natural means, my dream of dolphins ushered in a path of spiritualizing Western medicine.

Janet embarked on a course to study transformational processes. She swam with wild dolphins in the Florida Keys simply to explore her dream. Having healed from cancer herself, she began helping others. Janet created an animal-assisted therapy program to facilitate encounters between children with cancer and Beluga whales. Returning to school in Clinical Psychology was a natural evolution.

Thomas: I moved to Seattle, Washington to continue my first career in aerospace at Boeing, following the path of my father who worked on the Apollo moon missions. The expansion of consciousness the astronauts experienced is well documented as the overview effect. The moon landings impacted me profoundly but with Janet's bout with cancer, our life course underwent a major change.

Thomas had just applied to graduate school in psychology, when a co-worker tossed a magazine on his desk. It featured a crop circle in England. Thomas was electrified. He planned a trip to England in 1992 to investigate. He recognized archetypal patterns in the wheat fields, akin to traditional Navaho sand paintings used for ceremonial healing. Two trips resulted in an abundance of parapsychological phenomena, and catapulted Thomas into the arena of consciousness research.

Thomas: A landmark in my spiritual awakening was reading Richard Bucke’s “Cosmic Consciousness.” In the late 1980s, Janet and I were introduced to a meditation practice through an ancient ceremony conducted by Joy Gilbert, a former beloved student of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. My meditation has since evolved to provide the foundation for direct experiences of reality—beyond conceptual thought. The Tibetan Buddhist text, the "Thirty-Seven Bodhisattva Practices," serves as a practical guide.

For the last fifteen years, Thomas has scientifically researched next-level, clean energy technologies.  He subscribes to the Electric Universe model—a revolutionary, plasma-centered model of energy—spanning the nanoscale to the cosmological scale. Thomas also researches consciousness, especially neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to both heal and evolve itself.

Thomas is a fine artist in the media of acrylics, watercolor/gouache and oils. His wildlife and shamanic imagery are displayed throughout this website. Originals and high-fidelity, limited-edition reproductions are available.

TV and Radio Shows, and Media

Drs. Janet Colli and Thomas Beck served as psychological consultants for a Fuji Television prime-time “special” on close encounters, hosted by Yoshi Zumi Ishihara, that reached a Japanese audience of 10 million. Together, their professional expertise and guest appearance has been sought for commercial television on Northwest Afternoon (KOMO: ABC-affiliate talk show). Janet has appeared as a consulting expert on The History Channel and Canadian Vision TV. Janet has been a guest on live radio talk shows over the last decade, most recently on Travis Taylor’s, Create the Life You Want (Alternative Talk Radio).

A gifted public speaker, Janet interviews on Whitley Strieber’s Unknown Country, the largest and most popular website of its kind. Other popular podcast interviews include Jeremy Vaeni’s Culture of Contact, and Skeptiko: Science at the Tipping Point, with Alex Tsakiris.

Professional Presentations

Transpersonal experience & healing:

  • 4th Annual Conference of the American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (ACISTE), 2016, Palm Springs
  • 3rd Annual Conference of the American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (ACISTE), 2014, Dallas
  • The 31st Annual International Institute of Integrated Human Sciences (IIIHS) Conference & College Program: Global Encounters & Transformations, Montreal, Quebec
  • International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM) conference
  • The International Association of Near Death Studies (IANDS) North American Conferences, Hawaii & Seattle
  • As a Research Associate of National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena (NARCAP), presented Symptoms of Pilots & Air Traffic Control Personnel Due to Unexpected, High-stress Events
  • What is PTSD? United Airlines Employee Assistance Program’s Conference


Dr. Thomas Beck’s presentations on energy and consciousness research:

  • Meditation and Brain Plasticity, The Invisible Frontier Blog
  • Establishing a New Standard for Continuous,Renewable, Electric Energy: A scientific explanation of the Sun-Earth Plasma energy system, Northwest Energy Angels (NWEA), an organization of angel investors focused on clean technology and sustainability
  • The International Association of Near Death Studies (IANDS) North American Conferences, Hawaii
  • International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM) conference
  • Vortexes: Energy Independence and the Psychology of Change, Sno-Isle Libraries



"What 20 Years as a "Close Encounter" Therapist Taught Me"
May 28th, 2017, McMenamins Mission Theater, Portland, Oregon

Dr. Janet Colli is a psychotherapist who helps people process contact. Janet will share her expertise in healing the traumatic aspects of contact, and the resultant growth of consciousness. Janet will discuss the published results of her research project, "Angels & Aliens: Encounters with Both Near-death and UFOs."  What do encounters with both Near-Death and UFOs reveal about human nature and the nature of reality? From the case files of a transpersonal  psychotherapist come preliminary conclusions. Discover the pivotal role so-called aliens are playing in the transformation of human consciousness—from those who are living it, firsthand.



Janet Colli, Ph.D.
Thomas Beck, Ph.D.
206.329.9235 (Seattle)
360.678.7737 (Whidbey Island)

The Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Ste. 341
Seattle, Washington 98103, also
Coupeville (Whidbey Island)

Janet Colli, Ph.D.
Thomas Beck, Ph.D.
206.329.9235 (Seattle)
360.678.7737 (Whidbey Island)

The Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Ste. 341
Seattle, Washington 98103, also
Coupeville (Whidbey Island)



Janet Elizabeth Colli, Ph.D.
The Dark Face of Heaven is a compelling account of spiritual awakening—revealed during trauma therapy.
Available at Amazon.com


Janet has an uncanny ability to sift through the extraneous clutter, and drill down to the core, or essence, of issues. Her approach is both spiritual and insightful, and she connects on a very authentic level. She challenges you but also has tremendous respect for personal boundaries. I consider Janet a coach and most importantly, a fellow traveler through this thing called "life."

— LC


The Confrontation by Thomas Beck
Watercolor and gouache on Fabriano paper Bengal Tigers are endangered. Their beauty and strength belie the fragile hold their species has on Earth.


Janet Colli has been a profound facilitator of my life process. Through our sessions, my psycho-spiritual awareness has expanded. This helped me see the world through a more holistic lens, and thus relate to myself in a more humbly compassionate manner. Additionally, it helped me recognize timely support and to realize that I am not alone, prompting me to be more open to share my experiences.

— Trudy W


Snow Leopard Portrait by Thomas Beck
Watercolor and gouache on Fabriano paper Elusive in the wild, these endangered cats are now protected in their natural domain.


For me, a huge part of my healing was integrated with a spiritual quest. Dr. Beck was the catalyst that sparked my spiritual awakening. His encouragement gave me the confidence to pursue a lifelong dream of going back to school. I am currently in a master’s program in Mental Health Counseling. I still continue to see Dr. Beck, as I want to be the best possible therapist. Dr. Beck’s intuitive ability, professionalism, patience and compassion are inspirational goals.

— Linda

Dr Janet Colli helped me find clarity and peace when I needed it most. She helped me develop skills to get through stressful situations. Most importantly, she helped me put an end to my self-defeating patterns, and to develop an alternative perspective. I appreciated her flexibility in agreeing to do sessions on the phone. I have not been in therapy for a couple of years, but I continue to feel strong and centered using the skills I learned.

— KH


Wolf Lair by Thomas Beck
Watercolor and gouache on Fabriano paper Timber wolves are highly intelligent animals that evoke a sense of wonder.



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